Alexander Emelianenko should prepare well for the duel with pop-MMA fighter Evgeny Ershov at the REN TV Fight Club tournament. This was announced on May 3 by Hardcore FC heavyweight champion Timur Slashchinin.
“As for Emelianenko, it all depends on what form he will come out in. But according to recent events, I think that he should take care of his well-being. I think that if Alexander prepares well, he can show a good fight. But you have to be prepared,” he warned.
In December last year, Emelianenko lost to popular blogger Svyatoslav Kovalenko. His new opponent started his career in martial arts last year and has already had eight fights, winning four and losing the same number of times.
Earlier in April, Emelianenko’s chances in a fight against blogger Yershov were assessed by Russian mixed martial arts fighter Alexander Shlemenko. In his opinion, the possible victory of the fighter will depend only on himself. Shlemenko believes that Emelianenko will be dangerous in a fight with Yershov, because he is a professional athlete and has an advantage over a blogger by default. However, underestimation of the opponent must also be avoided, he pointed out.
The fighters will meet in the ring on May 26 in Moscow as part of the REN TV Fight Club tournament. In addition, viewers will see the fight between Alexei Ledenev and Ivan Emelianenko, the youngest of the Emelianenko brothers, a master of sports in combat sambo and hand-to-hand combat.
Also within the framework of the tournament, pop-MMA star, master of sports in boxing Zelimkhan Dukaev, nicknamed the Machine Gunner, and Yury Ryaboy, a fighter of the Our Business League, will meet. The main event of the evening will be the fight of the Russian MMA fighter Alexei Oleinik against Briton Oli Thompson. The fight will be held in the format of three rounds of three minutes.
The REN TV channel will broadcast the fights live, starting at 23:00.